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Old 11-19-2016, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by running coach View Post
Duckspeak is only used in the context of an echo chamber.
Although it is only used in that way in its single reference in the novel, it is explicitly described as dual-purpose:
Originally Posted by George Orwell
"There is a word in Newspeak," said Syme, "I don't know whether you know it: duckspeak, to quack like a duck. It is one of those interesting words that have two contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it is abuse, applied to someone you agree with, it is praise."
Syme was describing the speech of a man at a nearby table, whose voice was intruding on the conversation between Syme and Smith.